noun brems·strah·lung \ˈbrem(p)-ˌshträ-ləŋ\

Definition of bremsstrahlung

  1. :  the electromagnetic radiation produced by the sudden deceleration of a charged particle in an intense electric field (as of an atomic nucleus); also :  the process that produces such radiation

Origin and Etymology of bremsstrahlung

German, literally, decelerated radiation

First Known Use: 1935

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